Jim Brown calls Trent Richardson trade ‘brilliant’

September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson (34) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts traded for Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson, who they moved up in the 2012 draft to acquire. The move surprised many people, including former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown.

“I was surprised,” Brown said Wednesday on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” per CBSSports. “But then I thought it was a brilliant move … Because first of all, Trent couldn’t have carried the kind of load that Cleveland needed.”

Jim Brown also took a shot at former Browns president Mike Holmgren.

“[Holmgren] had all his boys that were going to come in and take advantage of the kind of money that he could pay his guys and never really be there,” Browns said. “He took advantage of Randy [Lerner] and it was just a shame. Randy’s a good guy. Young owner. Wanted someone to take the pressure off of him. Mike came in, saw the weakness and took advantage of it.”

So far the move has worked for the Browns, they won their first game of the season. We’ll see if they can keep the momentum going.

 

Topics: Cleveland Browns, Jim Brown, Trent Richardson

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